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Winter wonderland by the river
Free Christmas dinner open to one and all
Carlton County sheriff continues to make history
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Legendary Coach McDonald will make his way to Cloquet for Coaches Corner
GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Diver fuels Fond du Lac girls program
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Scott K. Carlson
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What message do our low prosecution rates send?
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Vote yes for Cloquet kids
OUR VIEW...Right message, wrong place
In Our Own Backyard...'Don we now our gay apparel!'
In Our Own Backyard...Visions of bacon dance in my head
Slices of Life...Sleeping through the night
Notes from the Small Pond: Thanksgiving
Slices of Life...X marks the spot
Fond du Lac Follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes from the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Books with local connections could be perfect answer to gift giving
OUR NEIGHBORS...Their family heritage is the land
Bill and Kate Isles return to Encore! for annual holiday concert
Home for the Holidays
Carlton County musicians featured on Christmas by the Lake
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Kruse, Odegaard welcome baby daughter
Dahl, Christian welcome daughter
Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor
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December 22, 2013
Cloquet man injured in stabbing; suspect in custody
A 28-year-old Cloquet man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds following a stabbing early Sunday outside a Cloquet bar. A police officer came upon a fight on the east side of the The Jack, 1016 Cloquet Ave., at about 2 a.m. A male suspect, who was seen holding a knife,...
news / crime
December 22, 2013 - 2:46pm
School gets high marks for American Indian achievement
American Indian students at Cloquet's Churchill Elementary School often far outranked the Minnesota average for American Indians on last year's...
news / education
December 22, 2013 - 12:00am
December 15, 2013
Holiday traditions cause almost half of residential fires
Holiday times are for good friends, good food and good times. But Cloquet Area Fire District members want you to have a safe time, too. The sad fact is that winter holidays are a deadly time of year, because our traditions include the most common causes of home fires. In most years,...
December 15, 2013 - 8:47am
December 14, 2013
Snow causes travel headaches in Northland; temperatures will tumble tonight
The Northland saw anywhere between a dusting and a foot of new snow from Friday evening through Saturday, adding to already-mountainous snow piles and causing travel headaches across the region. Meanwhile, temperatures will tumble into the teens and 20s below zero tonight and Sunday...
news / superior
December 14, 2013 - 7:48pm
December 13, 2013
Moose Lake students raise funds for typhoon victims
Moose Lake Elementary sixth-graders wanted to help the victims in the Philippines that were displaced due to Typhoon Haiyan. On Fridays and days before Thanksgiving break, students have been encouraged to participate in "Hats On for the Philippines." Students can wear hats during...
December 13, 2013 - 3:19pm
Board approves school tax levy hike
The Cloquet School Board voted to approve the maximum 2013-14 school levy possible without a public referendum at its Monday night meeting. The board voted 5-1, with board chair Gary Huard in opposition, to increase the per-student levy from $97 to $300 for the next five years. The...
education / news
December 13, 2013 - 12:18pm
Survey results shape future of Transfer Station
County commissioners got their first glimpse Wednesday at the results of a survey designed to assess how residents utilize the Carlton County Transfer Station, as well as what changes they would like to see - or not see - in the future. Heather Cunningham, director of Zoning and...
December 13, 2013 - 6:00am
December 12, 2013
Local Filipino residents cook up a delectable dose of compassion
The exotic flavors of the Philippines will take center stage this Saturday, Dec. 14, as Filipino friends in Carlton County seek to raise direct aid for their fellow countrymen who were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. The public is invited to stop by and savor the taste of pancit, a...
December 12, 2013 - 5:24pm
In the News
Home for the Holidays parade took a break this year This year's Santa's Home for the Holidays parade last Saturday evening was cancelled, due to the cold weather. Organizers issued this statement just before noon Friday: "Due to the likelihood of sub-zero evening temperatures and...
December 12, 2013 - 5:22pm
Christmas concert has become annual tradition
For many folks around the area, the start of the Christmas season is not Black Friday, or the first appearance of Santa at the mall -- it's Tom Cawcutt's 11th Annual Christmas Concert. Cawcutt will once again take center stage this year at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 12th Street...
December 12, 2013 - 3:37pm
Esko woman pleads guilty to hit and run
An Esko woman who allegedly left the scene of an accident after striking and injuring a bicyclist while driving home from church on June 16 pleaded guilty in Carlton County Court on Wednesday. Carol Emily Nygren, 70, appeared before Judge Dale Wolf for a settlement conference. Her...
crime / news
December 12, 2013 - 8:30am
December 11, 2013
The worst of the cold spell is behind us ... for now
Temperatures across the Northland were as low as 20 below zero Wednesday morning, and things didn't get a whole bunch better as the day wore on. National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologist Kevin Huyck said the NWS had reports of -20 degrees three miles east of Wright, -19 in Moose...
December 11, 2013 - 6:34pm
December 10, 2013
Pine Valley Tubing Hill opens Dec. 21
The Pine Valley Tubing Hill will open Saturday, Dec. 21 (weather permitting, at least one foot of snow is needed). The facility, located in Pine Valley Park on Olympic Drive (behind Super One) in Cloquet, will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as the following...
family fun / news / outdoors
December 10, 2013 - 11:45am
December 9, 2013
Esko book hits the pages of history
Davis Helberg, chairman of the Esko History Book Committee, heaved a big sigh of relief as the group's lengthy labor of love made its trip to...
books / news
December 9, 2013 - 2:49pm
Cloquet residents see zero percent increase on city property taxes
Cloquet residents opened their proposed 2014 property tax statements to find that county taxes are on the rise, school taxes are set to increase even more, but city taxes remain steady, even dropping in some cases. Cloquet City Councilors and Mayor Bruce Ahlgren unanimously approved...
government / news
December 9, 2013 - 9:32am